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John Lennon by Ray Coleman
20 December 2020
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this is one I got from my uncle years back that I’m about to crack open

anyone here familiar with it? any good? how accurate is it?

29 September 2021
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The book is certainly fine, but it’s also uncritical, in the fact that it takes a lot of John’s storytelling embellishments at face value. The book tends to verge on hagiography a lot of the time, and is part of the “boost John, deflate Paul” problem, though not to the extent that Shout! is. 

For all his faults, Philip Norman’s individual book on John (and even his individual book on Paul) are certainly much better, though definitely not perfect.

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